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Buyer- Mid Level

Date Posted: 2/18/2019

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Job Description

JOB OVERVIEW:
Buyer - Reports into the Procurement Manager and is responsible for the planning, negotiating and procurement of goods and services for selected spend categories.  The Buyer is the point of contact on any open purchase orders and is responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with selected key suppliers.  They're also responsible for ensuring that all procurement transactions are executed in accordance with all applicable internal company policies/procedures.    
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Process purchase orders in system
  • Develop and maintain necessary files and records to support issued purchase orders
  • Monitor supplier compliance to agree upon pricing schedules and executed contractual language
  • Obtain PO "acceptance' documentation from supplier
  • Manage day to day supplier interactions/communication for any open orders
  • Expedite delivery of any goods/services as needed
  • Follow up on any past due goods/services
  • Resolve any problems with PO/goods ordered/services provided with supplier
  • Resolve any payment/invoice processing issues with supplier
  • Provide input to functional leads on potential cost reduction opportunities
  • Monitor compliance to internal Procurement policies and procedures
  • Track and report any individual cost savings achieved
  • Identify potential sources of supply
  • Review and advise internal customers on the adequacy of specifications/Statement of Work for purchases
  • Review and advise suppliers on adequacy of bid submission/quote documentation
  • Coordinate information requests ("RFI's') to/from suppliers
  • Negotiate pricing, delivery/timing and contractual language for purchases of indirect goods and services
DESIRED SKILLS AND EXPEREINCE:
  • ERP experience (SAP or Oracle preferred)
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Strong understanding of contracts and contractual language
  • Knowledge and familiarity of Procure to Pay business cycle policies, procedures and process
  • Experience with Expandable / Purchasing system preferred
  • Proficient in MS Word and Excel
EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • BA/BS or equal experience required
  • Degree in business related field preferred


We are an equal opportunity employer and make hiring decisions based on merit. Recruitment, hiring, training, and job assignments are made without regard to race, color, national origin, age, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, disability, or any other protected classification. We consider all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles' Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

Job Requirements

JOB OVERVIEW:
Buyer – Reports into the Procurement Manager and is responsible for the planning, negotiating and procurement of goods and services for selected spend categories. The Buyer is the point of contact on any open purchase orders and is responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with selected key suppliers. They’re also responsible for ensuring that all procurement transactions are executed in accordance with all applicable internal company policies/procedures.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Process purchase orders in system
• Develop and maintain necessary files and records to support issued purchase orders
• Monitor supplier compliance to agree upon pricing schedules and executed contractual language
• Obtain PO “acceptance” documentation from supplier
• Manage day to day supplier interactions/communication for any open orders
• Expedite delivery of any goods/services as needed
• Follow up on any past due goods/services
• Resolve any problems with PO/goods ordered/services provided with supplier
• Resolve any payment/invoice processing issues with supplier
• Provide input to functional leads on potential cost reduction opportunities
• Monitor compliance to internal Procurement policies and procedures
• Track and report any individual cost savings achieved
• Identify potential sources of supply
• Review and advise internal customers on the adequacy of specifications/Statement of Work for purchases
• Review and advise suppliers on adequacy of bid submission/quote documentation
• Coordinate information requests (“RFI’s”) to/from suppliers
• Negotiate pricing, delivery/timing and contractual language for purchases of indirect goods and services
DESIRED SKILLS AND EXPEREINCE:
• ERP experience (SAP or Oracle preferred)
• Strong negotiation skills
• Strong understanding of contracts and contractual language
• Knowledge and familiarity of Procure to Pay business cycle policies, procedures and process
• Experience with Expandable / Purchasing system preferred
• Proficient in MS Word and Excel
EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
• BA/BS or equal experience required
• Degree in business related field preferred
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Posted By: pkenny@ultimatestaffing.com

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Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:Full-Time
  • Location:San Jose, CA
  • Job Type:Purchasing/Procure
  • Experience:Not Specified
  • Education:Not Specified
  • Date Posted:2/18/2019
  • Contact: Patrick Kenny (408) 436-3031
  • Pay Range: $0.00 - $0.00 Annually
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Job Reference: JO-1902-51060